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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.More

Trail Users Code of Conduct

Respect reserve users


  • Keep to the left and be cautious at corners, blind spots, and when approaching other users.
  • Slow your speed when passing, and make sure other users are aware of you.
  • Pedestrians have right of way over mountain bikers.
  • Dogs must be under control at all times and not disturb other users.


Minimise environmental impacts

  • Take all litter with you.
  • Keep wildlife wild. Observe wildlife from a distance.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
  • Respect Aboriginal and other sites of cultural significance.
  • Ensure footwear and bikes are clean before you enter the reserve to avoid the spread of Phytophthora and other soil-borne diseases and weeds.


Stay on designated tracks on durable surfaces

  • Do not widen tracks and avoid riding muddy tracks.
  • Please comply with all signage.
  • Know the reserve boundaries – stay off private land.


Take responsibility for your own safety

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Let someone know where you are going.
  • Dress appropriately and carry appropriate safety gear for your activity.
  • Carry a mobile phone.
  • Know your ability.